Serum Therapy in Scarlatina and Erysipelas

Baxter, Henry (1931) Serum Therapy in Scarlatina and Erysipelas. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The clinical investigations which form the basis of this thesis were carried, out in the City of Glasgow Corporation .Fever Hospital at Ruchill, between May 1926 and March 1930. A study was made first of Scarlet Fever and secondly of Erysipelas with special reference to the therapeutic value of specific serum. Previously in this hospital, serum treatment has been confined to cases of septic Scarlet Fever which have been treated with repeated doses of Polyvalent anti-streptococcal serum. This routine measure has been found, however, to give very varying results. The method of administration consists in three injections given per rectum, each containing 30ccs. of the serum, the injections being given every eight hours until 90ccs. has been administered, this amount being repeated on alternate days. The use of convalescent serum intramuscularly has also been tried with a degree of success, but is rather impossible on account of the large amount of serum which is necessary for a successful dose. In connexion with Erysipelas the treatment with serum has been confined to the use of Polyvalent Anti-streptococcal serum in addition to the many varied but well recognised lines of topical therapy.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine, Epidemiology, Pharmacology
Date of Award: 1931
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1931-79901
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 09:09

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